Jonesport EdGE Students Learn Positive Decision Making Skills

CHERRYFIELD, ME — 7th Grade Students from Jonesport attended the 3 Day Marion Kane Leadership Program at the EdGE Building this week. For part of each day they worked on positive decision making and creating Public Service Announcements. They also worked on Team Building and Leadership skills while on the low and high Ropes Course.

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Scientists Help EdGE Kids Extract DNA from Strawberries

HARRINGTON, ME — Local scientists visited the Harrington Elementary EdGE Afterschool Program. Students extracted DNA from strawberries and worked as detectives to identify samples underneath a microscope.

This opportunity was made possible due to a COMPASS Outreach Award from The American Society For Cell Biology.

See more Harrington Elementary EdGE After-School Program photos.

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EdGE Kids Learning to Prepare Healthy Meals

ADDISON, Me — Learning about healthy foods and how to use healthy foods to prepare meals is part of what school kids can learn through our EdGE program. These photos show some of D.W. Merritt School’s EdGE kids using fresh vegetables and dairy products to make, bake, and eat fresh pizza.

Kids also learn that the mark of a good chef is: he or she cleans dirty dishes and kitchen utensils as they go.

Thank you to the EdGE staff at our Cherryfield Campus for making these and other photos available.

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President Planting Joins Machias Kids on Ice Skating Rink

CHERRYFIELD, Me —  EdGE Director Charlie Harrington sent this photo taken January 25 at the Downeast Campus ice skating rink where school age kids can skate or learn to skate.

Mission President Scott Planting (the tall skater) ventured out onto the ice. “We were a little worried when Scott went for a skate with the Machias students,” said Charlie Harrington in an email, adding, “He quickly gained back his form. The President told us he had not skated in 40 years. Bravo!”

Learn more about enjoying the Downeast Campus ice skating rink.

Volunteers to be Honored at EdGE Center by Washington County Extension Association

CHERRYFIELD, Me – The Washington County Extension Association will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, ​September 19, at the​ EdGE Center, Maine Seacoast Mission, Weald Bethel Lane, Cherryfield. The evening begins at 4:30 p.m. with​ tours of the Master Gardener Volunteer gardens, followed by​ a potluck supper​ at 5 p.m.​; the program and awards ceremony begin at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

​Christina Vizcarrondo of ​Eastport will receive the Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award for h​er​ volunteer efforts ​in her community including the Eastport Salmon Festival, Silent Santa Program, and Eastport’s Elder Program​. The University of Maine Pen Awards will be presented to ​​Tammy Carle and Tora Johnson for​ their​ work with the ​4-H Program and ​Andrew Dewey for h​is​ efforts with ​the Master Gardener Volunteer program.

The program will feature a presentation​ on ​programs with the Master Gardener Volunteer Program in Washington County.  ​

Attendees are asked to consider bringing a dish to share. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact the Extension office, 207.255.3345 or 800.287.1542 (toll-free in Maine).

University of Maine Cooperative Extension:

As a trusted resource for 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.

Small Animal Clinic Team Earns Fourth Consecutive EdGE Tennis Tournament Win

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BAR HARBOR, ME – A team assembled by the Small Animal Clinic in Ellsworth, captained by Dr. Alan Toothaker, won the 13th Annual Maine Seacoast Mission Open Tennis Tournament on Saturday, September 9, at the Northeast Harbor Tennis Club.

The tournament proceeds benefit the Mission’s EdGE (Ed Greaves Education) youth development program. The Mission’s EdGE runs after-school, in-school, and summer programs in Washington/Hancock Counties to give kids tools and resources to succeed in school and in life.

Final figures are not yet available, but preliminary estimates indicate the tournament corporate and individual sponsorship giving will surpass last year.

In the tournament semi-finals the Small Animal Clinic won over the Harbor Seals. And R.H. Foster’s team beat the EdGE team.

In the finals, R.H. Foster lost to Small Animal Clinic.

This was Small Animal Clinic’s fourth straight Mission Open Tennis Tournament win.

Volunteers Honored by Washington Cty Extension Assoc at EdGE Center, Sept 19

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Volunteers to be honored by Washington County Extension Association
By Tara Wood
Posted Aug. 29, 2017, at 11:27 a.m.

Cherryfield, Maine – The Washington County Extension Association will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, September 19, at the EdGE Center, Maine Seacoast Mission, Weald Bethel Lane, Cherryfield. The evening begins at 4:30 p.m. with tours of the Master Gardener Volunteer gardens, followed by a potluck supper at 5 p.m. ; the program and awards ceremony begin at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Attendees are asked to consider bringing a dish to share. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact the Extension office, 207.255.3345 or 800.287.1542 (toll-free in Maine).

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